The Role of Theory in Medical Education Practice

  • Ahsan Sethi Centre for Medical Education, Medical Education Institute, University of Dundee


Educational practice should have a firm grounding in theory. This essay describes the role of learning theories in defining our educational practices. It discusses promotion of interaction and reflection among students as educational principles for deep learning. The importance and relevance of these principles in the context of medical and dental education is highlighted along with practical strategies to include them in practice.


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